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11 September 1976 (USA) See more »
A middle-aged schoolteacher transforms into a 12-year-old boy at inopportune moments. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)

Herb Edelman ... Big John Martin (13 episodes, 1976)

Robbie Rist ... Little John Martin (13 episodes, 1976)

Joyce Bulifant ... Marjorie Martin (13 episodes, 1976)
Mike Darnell ... Ricky Martin (13 episodes, 1976)

Olive Dunbar ... Bertha Bottomly (13 episodes, 1976)

Kristoff St. John ... Homer (3 episodes, 1976)
Cari Anne Warder ... Valerie (3 episodes, 1976)
Stephen H. Cassidy ... Stanley (3 episodes, 1976)

Series Directed by
Gordon Wiles (1 episode, 1976)

Ross Bowman (unknown episodes)
Wes Kenney (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
David P. Harmon (1 episode, 1976)
Philip John Taylor (1 episode, 1976)

Series Produced by
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1976)

R.S. Allen .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Harvey Bullock .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
William P. D'Angelo .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Richard LaSalle (1 episode, 1976)
Series Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold (1 episode, 1976)
Series Film Editing by
Ray Williford (1 episode, 1976)
Series Casting by
Garrick Ebbins (1 episode, 1976)
Series Art Direction by
Keaton S. Walker (1 episode, 1976)
Series Set Decoration by
Michael Wilson (1 episode, 1976)
Series Production Management
Bill Schwartz .... production manager (1 episode, 1976)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reuben L. Watt .... assistant director (1 episode, 1976)
Series Art Department
Bill Bates .... supervising property master (1 episode, 1976)
Paul Small .... property master (1 episode, 1976)
Patricia Van Ryker .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1976)
Series Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1976)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Goldenhar .... gaffer (1 episode, 1976)
Charles La Rocca .... key grip (1 episode, 1976)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Turturice .... costumes by (1 episode, 1976)
Series Editorial Department
Marshall M. Borden .... editorial supervisor (1 episode, 1976)
Series Music Department
John Thomas Lenox .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1976)
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1976)
Jerry Whitman .... singer: theme music (13 episodes, 1976)
Series Other crew
Norm Gray .... technical director (1 episode, 1976)
Hope Juber .... dialogue coach (1 episode, 1976)
Marla B. Liebling .... assistant to the producer (1 episode, 1976)

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30 min
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Video John, Film John, 8 October 2011
Author: butiamthedoctor from United Kingdom

This series was shown by the BBC apparently, ahead of the US, as we got it around May/June 1976. I got the recent region 2 DVD release by Fabulous and did expect it to be extremely cheesy seen again today, but it's not as bad as all that. The only really bad aspect of the series was it was made on video, but then transferred to film. No idea though if it was copied after it was transferred from NTSC to PAL to film, or if it was copied direct to film from NTSC video and then transferred to tape again, then converted to PAL for the UK, it could even have been just badly telecined to film. Apart from the visual look, which a lot of people don't really notice anyway, it's still enjoyable. Some of it though, as it was made in the mid-70s, can come across as very un-PC and a lot of the story lines are just plain ridiculous too.

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